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The Hitchens brothers, Christopher and Peter, made a rare public appearance together this morning on the Today programme, debating Christopher’s new book about religion, God is Not Great. For an earlier Hitchens brothers clash, see their Prospect debate, in March 1998, about the legacy of the 1960s. Christopher kicked things off this morning by describing a challenge he has been issuing to religious types recently: “Name an ethical statement made by, or act performed by, a believer that could not have been performed by a non-believer.” Not surprisingly, he said, no one has been able to come up with one.…

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